More than 200 South Middle School eighth graders recently connected with their peers and a group of trusted adults in a way that rarely occurs in a large school setting. The students participated in Challenge Day, sponsored by Challenge Denver, a local nonprofit.
Challenge Day engages the entire community - parents, teachers, administrators and community leaders - in a multi-generational approach that builds connection, trust and healthy relationships. Hundreds of community volunteers joined forces for the two day event to help students gain a clearer understanding of how to navigate challenging emotional experiences.
“The opportunity for the greater community to engage with our students is priceless. They were able to see the strength and resilience South students exhibit on a daily basis,” says Principal Courtney Goertz.
Thank you Challenge Denver and our incredible community for supporting our students. Community partnerships play a vital role in our students’ lives.